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13th May 2019 King Charles Street, London

Shounak Dhar

Administrator – Science and Innovation Network, India

Technology boosting the UK-India Relationship

Since 1999, May 11 of every year is celebrated as National Technology Day in India. Observed to commemorate the Pokhran nuclear tests, the day also praises the significance of science and technology in India’s growth as a nation. Becoming the sixth nuclear state of the world was not the sole thing India attained on that […]

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29th August 2018 Delhi, India

Tamil Selvan Chandru

by Tamil Selvan Chandru

Senior Adviser - Newton Fund India

Minister Gyimah furthering UK-India Tech Partnership

The UK Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, Sam Gyimah in his first visit to India showed real enthusiasm in further strengthening the bilateral relationship between the two countries where he was met warmly by his Indian counterpart Dr Harsh Vardhan to co-chair the sixth UK-India Science and Innovation Council. The ministers welcomed the […]

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19th June 2018 New Delhi, India

Shaarad Sharma

Shaarad Sharma is a Senior Manager in the Royal Academy of Engineering’s International team. He oversees the design and delivery of the Academy’s activities under the Newton Fund – a UK Government programme to build linkages and capabilities in science, innovation and R&D with 18 ‘emerging power’ countries which promote economic development and social wellbeing.

Engineering Innovation thrives on the ‘Living Bridge’

At its essence engineering is about making ‘things’ that work and making ‘things’ work better. From farming to sanitation and healthcare to infrastructure, engineering has led to advances in technology which have saved and improved the lives of – and unlocked opportunities for – billions of people around the world. However, such breakthroughs don’t happen […]

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13th June 2018 New Delhi, India

Aditi Sharma

by Aditi Sharma

Adviser for Newton Fund in India

A ‘Deep’ dive into the AI future

“Our intelligence is what makes us human, and AI is an extension of that quality” – Yann Lecun It was at the Newton Regional Conference held recently in Singapore that I got to meet ‘Jena’. She was the most popular staff among all the guests in the hotel that we were staying in. Unflattered by […]

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8th June 2018 Delhi, India

Tamil Selvan Chandru

by Tamil Selvan Chandru

Senior Adviser - Newton Fund India

Witnessing the future of innovation policy

As the member of the UK government’s team in New Delhi tasked with building collaborations between the UK and India on Science, Technology and Innovation through the Newton-Bhabha Fund, a central part of my job is to build connections between UK and Indian innovation communities. So I was delighted that at the end of May […]

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26th March 2018 Kolkata, India

Bruce Bucknell

by Bruce Bucknell

British Deputy High Commissioner Kolkata

Baked earth

The pile of bricks was sitting just outside the entrance to the site. The humble brick has been used for the construction of buildings for longer than recorded history. The myth of a ‘mother earth’ or ‘earth goddess’ is as old. Many ancient civilisations worshiped a female deity who represented the fertility of the soil. […]

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19th March 2018 Delhi, India

Dr Amy Hochadel

Dr Amy Hochadel is the Global Cities Lead at Future Cities Catapult. Her new book, Local Leadership in a Global Era focuses on the types of policies local governments need to adopt and the behaviours they need to exhibit if they hope to thrive in the global Innovation economy.

Cross Catapult Collaboration

‘My success will not depend on what A or B thinks of me. My success will be what I make of my work.’ This quote by the namesake of the Newton-Bhabha Fund, Homi J. Bhabha, aptly describes the work of the UK Catapult Centres. Simply put, Catapults get things done when it comes to finding […]

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21st November 2017 Delhi, India

Tamil Selvan Chandru

by Tamil Selvan Chandru

Senior Adviser - Newton Fund India

Pregnancy complications detected early can save lives

The blog is co-authored by Professor Andrew Shennan and Dr Nicola Vousden from St Thomas Hospital, King’s College London. One of the Newton Bhabha funded and Newton Prize winning project in India is ‘Evaluation of the introduction on CRADLE Vital Signs Alert (VSA)’ was led by scientists from St Thomas Hospital, King’s College London in […]

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1st August 2017 Mumbai

Vishakha Chandhere

by Vishakha Chandhere

Senior Adviser, UK Science & Innovation Network India

Energy storage- fueling the future

Law of conservation of energy states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed, but can be transformed from one form to another. This energy transformation usually has an intermediate step –Energy Storage. With the advent of renewable energy and electric vehicles, energy storage is now recognised as the main enabler fuelling the electric economies […]

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3rd July 2017 Kolkata, India

Bruce Bucknell

by Bruce Bucknell

British Deputy High Commissioner Kolkata

Almost a year, almost 70 years

We now have the ability to surround ourselves with images that we record on our mobile phones. But the best images remain in your head. The monsoon rains have arrived in Kolkata. I was in my official car travelling through the city in the middle of a heavy storm last week. We passed an old […]

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